This has been a great time to replace your mattress for many reasons. Prices for popular brands have gone down to the point they are more affordable than before. And the technology put into mattresses has advanced to provide the comfort we only dream about.
For those reasons above, we want to go through a few features to look out for when thinking of replacing your mattress.
Ordering a Mattress Online
If you have not replaced your mattress recently, then you are in for a surprise. You may be used to only spring mattresses or might have only heard of memory foam mattresses, but there is a new way to buy a mattress, online.
Mattresses can ow be ordered from your computer or smartphone without stepping into a retail store or outlet. These are referred to as mattress-in-a-box or bed-in-a-box. As the name states, they are delivered to your doorstep “in a box”.
Of course, they are made of memory foam that is compressed by companies before they are shipped to your house. They will begin to expand after removing them from the shipping box and it takes a few days to fully expand.
Sometimes shipping charges are also covered by many companies. They may even provide a certain length of time as a sleep trial to make sure you made the right choice. Just be sure to double-check before assuming shipping is free.
Buying a Mattress from a Local Retailer
Ordering a mattress online has its benefits, but many still prefer buying locally from a local retail store for many reasons.
The main reason some prefer to buy from a local store instead of online is the ability to touch and feel the product before committing to buy.
Another reason is the ability to deal with a live person for feedback instead of reading online reviews. This can be a double-edged knife since the sales rep has something to gain when recommending any particular product. However, online review-sites like Bedding-Directory.com, use actual reviews from verified buyers and gather information from several unbiased sources top provide the best reviews for mattress-in-a-box.
Returning or Exchanging
Finally, after you purchase your new mattress, whether, from an online site or local retailer, you might have a change of heart and want to return or exchange it. No matter your reason, you will need to contact the place you bought it from first. Many companies have specific return policies, especially when it comes to large items.
Some require you to pay for return shipping while other companies will cover the return fees. This is the same when having to drop off the large mattress back to the store you purchased it from. Sometimes they will pick it up from your home instead and bill you later for it.
Either way, you want to avoid the hassle of returning as much as possible. So reading online reviews is the ideal method to make sure you are getting exactly what you need in the first place.